The State Department of Health (SES) on Thursday (4) launched a campaign to combat Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. For this year, several outreach activities are scheduled, such as webinars, technical visits to municipalities, the launch of the third phase of the e-visit system, the beginning of the new phase of the Wolbachia LDO program – egg release, as well as the “D” to combat the Arboviruses that occur in November 20.
For the Secretary of State for Health, Giraldo Resende, the population should not neglect Aedes aegypti. “It is essential to remember that dengue fever and other arthropod viruses have taken victims in our state, which is why I launched this campaign. Care must continue, the ‘D-Day’ proposal is considered, along with other actions, such as arbovirus awareness week from November 16 To November 20, important tools to engage the whole community. We cannot drop our guard for mosquitoes.”
According to the SES military advisor and campaign coordinator, Colonel Marcelo Freiha, several activities are scheduled for this year. We have outlined several measures for November and the following months to combat sexually transmitted viruses. For the interior, we have already sent out graphic materials to raise awareness and advise them to implement a “Victory Day” to combat Aedes aegypti in their municipalities.”
The Director General of Health Surveillance at SES, Larissa Castillo, indicated that several technical meetings have been held to develop this campaign to combat dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus. “It is important that we cooperate with all sectors of civil society and municipalities. Dengue fever exists as well as other diseases in our country, so we need to remain vigilant and count on the support of everyone in this campaign.”
The state health department has an Aedes aegypti contingency plan approved in 2020 by municipalities and valid until 2022. SES also has the support of Arbovirores State Committee members for this campaign. There is a return to the Guerra Contra o Mosquito website which collects various educational information and support materials.
Dengue fever and Zika in Chikungunya
The disease is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also responsible for transmitting two dangerous diseases: Zika and chikungunya fever. To control the spread of mosquitoes, it is necessary to avoid standing water, at any time of the year, and to keep ponds, boxes, water barrels and water tanks well covered; pack tires in covered places; remove branches and leaves from gutters; do not leave the accumulated water on the slab; Fill potted dishes with sand to the brim or wash them once a week and always keep the pools clean.
In addition, it is important to change the water in pots and water plants once a week; put garbage in plastic bags in closed dumps; Close trash bags and keep them out of reach of animals; Keep bottles and glass jars upside down; Clogging drains Picking up plastic bags and yard trash, among other measures prevent water and dirt buildup.
Campaign work schedule
November 20, 8:00 a.m. “Day of Victory in the War against Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.”
– November 23, 8:00 a.m., at the Central Laboratory of Public Health (Lacen), the one-year event for the production of Wolbachia in Biofábrica. This event is supported by the Ministry of Health, Campo Grande Municipal Health Department, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Mosquito Program (WMP) and Fiocruz. The Secretary of State for Health, Giraldo Resende, intends to expand the project to other municipalities in the state.
As part of the schedule, on December 6, the Secretary of State for Health, Geraldo Resende, at 8 a.m. participates in the launch of the LDO ovipositor in the Moreninha neighborhood. Enter the list, Mutirão to clean up Parque dos Poderes.
The state health department is also holding four webinars. Interested parties can register on the Telehealth website.
– November 18, 2:30 p.m., Web: “The Flow of Epidemics and Vectors of Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya,” Submitted by Jessica Kleiner, Director of Endemic Diseases at SES.
– 16-19 November – “State panorama and action recommendation for municipalities”, presented by the State Coordinator for Disease Control at SES, Mauro Lucio Rosario. The event will target 79 Municipal Health Ministers in the state.
– November 19, 2:30 p.m., Web: “Self-treatment related to Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya,” presented by SES Technical Director of Drugs, Adam Macedo Adami.
– December 7 2:30 p.m. – Web Class – “Alignment of Arboviruses Flows in Municipalities” Presented by Jessica Kleiner and Alexandra, Director of Endemic Diseases at SES.
– In November and December, training with municipalities on arbovirus is scheduled.
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